Project: AL_A presents a restaurant project in Soho, serving the best tinned seafood in the world

September 18 2014

The idea of tincan was born out of one of our architectural projects: a new cultural centre in Lisbon.

When visiting our site in Lisbon, we came upon a former fishing tackle shop that had been transformed into a tiny, vibrant restaurant that served only the very best in tinned seafood. Our interest was piqued. Tinned gourmet seafood is a rising trend in Spain and Portugal, and we wanted to bring this to London.

The idea of a restaurant serving only tinned seafood was very compelling: no kitchen, zero wastage, super healthy and great graphics on the tins, both vintage and contemporary.

We elevated the humble tin to an object of desire and brought the culture and sensibility of an architects’ studio to the restaurant in a way that was fun and unusual.

We took an abandoned shop unit in London’s Soho, too small for a regular restaurant and created a temporary and beautifully designed environment in which to eat the very best tinned seafood in the world.

Tincan closed on 23 December after an incredible four months ahead of its next stop in New York in 2015. Watch this space for further news!

Tincan was supported by DuPont™ Corian®

OLED lighting with LG

Furniture with Iduna

Lighting from Atrium

Shopfit by Powells